British Field Graves of the men who were Buried close to where they fell in 1940

Discussion in '1940' started by morrisc8, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    One photo that was on ebay. British kia with 2Pdr.
    british kia 1940 2pdr bef kia  .jpg
     
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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Brigade Anti-Tank Company or a Anti-Tank Regiment?
     
  3. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I don't know, but looking at the cuff, I think that it's an officer's greatcoat there. It's a shame that there are no vehicles with markings visible.
     
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  4. LondonNik

    LondonNik Senior Member

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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I can't say I've ever come across a road banked like that before so I'd be surprised if it's near Dunkirk.
     
  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's certainly not close to Dunkirk but further inland and further south there are plenty of sunken lanes. The ground looks a bit chalky.

    As Nik says, it appears that it was brought into action on its wheels. It will be difficult to pin this one down without other evidence.
     
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    LondonNik Senior Member

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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    It was one on ebay
     
  9. Tim Royle

    Tim Royle New Member

    Thank you so much for the photos. Vernon Royle was my Grandad's brother. Appreciated.
     
  10. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    I think it was the same place, Avesnes area

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  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It does look like the same gun, doesn't it ? Good Spot ! I have a scan of the photo showing the Dingo 'Furious' and it carries the arm of service serial '18' which suggest that it was from 4th Royal Northumberland Fusiliers who certainly had them.

    The photo is too large to upload but it refers to Duisans and possibly Avesnes on the reverse. Would this be Avesnes-le-Comte ?
     
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  12. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    hi Rich,

    here is the back of the picture, but I do not speak German, and it is very difficult to read it !!!
    these are the photos of the Rommel collection, but I think it is the same place

    best regards
     

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  13. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    It's difficult to read, isn't it ? I can see "Duisans (Arras)" further down.
     
  14. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    Hi,

    in the Mont Caubert after the 4 June 1940, Abbeville Battle
     

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  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    The battlefield dead in post #94 may lie in Mareuil Caubert Cemetery which is down a lane on the south side of the D3 out of Abbeville to the south east.....tombstones dated June 1940.

    Cemetery

    I visited this cemetery in relation to RAF graves but was interested in a memorial in the hedge on the south side of the D3 which was dedicated to both British and German forces who fought in the area in June 1940.
     
  16. JERICHO

    JERICHO Junior Member

    hi,

    another one on the Mont de Caubert
     

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  17. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Grave by the roadside for 4 kia.
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  18. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The provisional grave in a front garden of 4538787, Private John Kell, East Yorkshire Regiment. Listed as 'Iepern'. He lies now in the Ypres Town Cemetery Extension (Menin Gate). I suspect 4th Battalion (50 Div) - There are a number of 4th Battalion casualties in this cemetery.

    It looks as if the house is being used as some sort of signals office.

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  19. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    Yorkshire Evening Post 22nd June 1940

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  20. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Just looked him up on the UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945

    Name: John Kell
    Given Initials: J
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: 27 May 1940
    Number: 4538787
    Birth Place: Leeds
    Residence: Leeds
    Regiment at Enlistment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: East Yorkshire Regiment (Duke of York's Own)
    Branch at Death: Infantry


    There is another J Kell though so beware
    Name: John Kell
    Given Initials: J G
    Rank: Private
    Death Date: Jun 1940
    Number: 4453499
    Birth Place: Durham (City)
    Residence: Durham (City)
    Regiment at Enlistment: Durham Light Infantry
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Durham Light Infantry
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    TD
     
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